Punong Barangay: Ferdinand L. Canuto
SK Chairman: Luzchille Ulayan
Barangay Secretary: Marso I. Dumpit
Balluay is one of the six requisite barangays established for the founding of the municipality of Sablan, Benguet Province on the 23rd day of November, 1900.
In May 1971, Barangay Balluay was divided into two barangays: Balluay as the mother barangay and Bagong as the new created Barangay, through Republic Act 5676.
In the early days, food would be produced through kaingin or “uma”, such as upland rice, ube, togue, banana, gabi, and camote. A man by the name Mr. Etas from Salat, Kapangan married the daughter of Mr. Pantal and introduced how to improve rice fields. Because of this, the production of rice improved.
The Pantal families were the first settlers in Balluay, followed by Bitalion Kibot from Buguias, Omas Ampaguey from Bineng, La Trinidad and Canuto family from Tuel, Tublay and the Caluagen and Punok families.
In the 18th century, Ballat (banana) and Paoay (one kind of grass) were mostly grown in the community. Local folklore narrates about a group of visitors in the area who reportedly asked a person about the name of the place. The person was quoted as answering, ballat tan paoay, which the visitor understood as Balluay (combining the first and the last syllables).
The total land area of the barangay is 330 hectares or 3.6% of the total land area of the Municipality. It is bounded to the Municipality of Tublay in its East, Barangay Banengbeng on its West, Barangay Bagong and Municipality of Kapangan on its North and; Barangay Banengbeng and Municipality of Tublay on its South.
There are 87 households in the barangay with 544 total populations of 274 are male and 270 are female.
The barangay has 10 sitios namely: Ambuhadan which is composed of 4.75% of the total household population; Jappa with 4.75%; Binkegan with 3.45%; Bodiweng with 10.34%; Central with 28.74%; Dawed with 9.20%; Divang with 14.94%; Ginebang with 3.45%; Nayshemang with 16.09%; and Perel with 2.29%. However, there are sitios with no households such as Duyot, Galamat, and Nalseb. The community considered as sitio even those sitios without household since the sitios have wide areas and there is a possibility that households will be erected in the future. The main employment and source of livelihood in the barangay is farming.
The ethnicity in the community is pre dominantly Ibaloi with 99.08% of the total household. Kankanaey and Kalanguya both have 0.37% while Ifugao is 0.18%.
The barangay is accessible with all types of small to medium vehicles through Alapang – Alno – Tuel Provincial Road and Taba-an – Curoz – Balluay Barangay Road.